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Marco Antonio Rubio

    Marco Rubio is a Republican U.S. senator elected in 2010 to represent Florida. He defeated Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, an independent candidate, and U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek, a Democratic candidate, in an unusual three-way Senate race. Rubio previously served in the Florida House of Representatives, including two years as House Speaker.

    Marco Rubio was born in Miami on May 28, 1971, his parents both Cuban exiles. He graduated from the University of Florida and the University of Miami Law School. He and his wife, Jeanette Dousdebes-Rubio, live in West Miami with their four children.

    1. Marco Rubio, other GOP candidates show how they would pardon a turkey


      A presidential tradition this time of year is the pardoning of a turkey. 

      Sen. Marco Rubio shows how he would pardon a turkey.
    2. Rubio-Cruz battle escalates


      The battle between Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz continues with an ad from a political nonprofit attacking the Texan as soft on terrorism.

    3. Jeb Bush: Like Herman Cain, my opponents will slip


      From Zac Anderson of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune:

    4. Cruz pushes past Rubio, Bush in Iowa, poll shows


      Q poll of Iowa likely Republican caucus participants:

      Donald Trump - 25 percent

    5. Rubio's new TV ad focuses on bartender father


      Marco Rubio's first at for Iowa and New Hampshire tells the story of his bartender father.

    6. 'Dark money' group backing Rubio faces another complaint


      The political nonprofit running ads supporting Marco Rubio has become a magnet for election law complaints, the latest coming Monday with a group citing a lack of disclosure.

    7. Marco Rubio in second place in New Hampshire, poll shows


      Suffolk University poll of likely Republican voters in New Hampshire:

      Donald Trump - 22 percent

      Marco Rubio - 11 percent

      Ben Carson - 10 percent

    8. Meet vintner John Jordan, whose Baby Got PAC backs Marco Rubio

      State Roundup

      HEALDSBURG, Calif. — John Jordan got his first taste of politics when he ran for vice president of his fifth-grade class.

      John Jordan's Jordan Winery near Healdsburg, Calif., in Sonoma County has hosted several GOP fundraisers. Earlier this month, Jordan made his first independent move in the 2016 presidential election, airing 60-second ads during the fourth Republican debate touting Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida as the GOP's best bet to take on Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton.
The television and online ads cost more than $100,000 and were funded by a super PAC that Jordan created called Baby Got PAC. The name is an homage to a 1990s hip-hop song celebrating the size of women's derrieres. [Marcus Yam | Los Angeles Times via TNS]
    9. What Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush are up to the week of Nov. 23


      What Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush are up to the week of Nov. 23

    10. Marco Rubio's first TV ad warns, 'What happened in Paris could happen here'


      Marco Rubio's campaign is out with its first TV ad, warning that "What happened in Paris could happen here."